Dr Juan Castañeda

A Doctor of Economics since 2003 (UAM University at Madrid), Juan Castañeda has experience working and researching in monetary policy and central banking. He has worked with the European Parliament’s Committee of Economic and Monetary Affairs in the so-called “monetary dialogue with the European Central Bank”, and has also submitted written evidence for a UK Parliament report on the euro. He has been a visiting researcher at Cass Business School in London (and since 2015 senior visiting fellow of the Faculty of Finance), and lecturer at UNED University in Madrid. He has been awarded a Bank of Spain annual scholarship to develop research on monetary history and has also developed several research projects funded by the Institute of Fiscal Studies at Madrid on fiscal policy rules. He is the review editor of Economic Affairs and the editor and author of a website specialising in monetary policy and central banking: http://theoldladyofthreadneedlestreet.wordpress.com.

Juan Castañeda was appointed as Director of the Institute of International Monetary Research in January 2016.

In 2017 he was appointed as “External Expert” in Economics of COST, the European Cooperation in Science and Technology agency. COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020. See further details at http://www.cost.eu/.

In April 2017, Dr Castañeda was quoted in an article published by S&P Global Market Intelligence about the allegations of the rigging of the LIBOR (London Interbank Overnight Rate) in 2008. “Our monetary system is purely based on trust and the record and effectiveness of the BoE and the rest of the banking sector,” said Juan Castañeda. “The alleged pressure of the Government and the BoE to keep LIBOR rates artificially low back in the autumn of 2008…..erodes the sound functioning of markets and the formation of interest rates, which are key signals for households and companies in planning their decisions.” You can read the full article here.

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